The Yankees have traded Brian McCann to the Astros. That's right, Mr. Weakly Groundout Into The Shift is gone.
TRADE: The @Yankees have acquired RHPs Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman from Houston for C Brian McCann and cash considerations.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) November 17, 2016
According to Bleeding Yankee Blue, the Astros will take on $17 million of his $22.5 million dollars owed:
The deal is done, and involves the following. The Yankees will pay $5.5 million of that McCann contract while the Astros will handle the remaining $17 million.
You have to give Brian Cashman some credit for getting this deal done.